There are many reasons why you might want to add text to your After Effects project.
For instance, to include text in a title sequence or credit roll, to add text to a lower third or other graphic elements. Additionally, you can use text in After Effects to create text animations, such as a typewriter effect or scrolling text.
To add text in After Effects, follow these steps:
- Select the text tool by clicking the “T” button in the toolbar or use the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T (Win) or Command + Option + Shift + T (Mac)
- Add a new text layer to your composition by clicking anywhere within the composition window
- To add more text to your After Effects project, simply repeat the steps outlined above.
Once you have your text layer added to the composition, you can use the various formatting options available to customize the appearance of your text.
- This includes things like font, color, size, and alignment.